March 20, 2013

Lemonhead Cookies

We have a grocery store here in Midway called (get this) The Store.  I won't go into all the details of the confusion the name can cause, but they do sell these amazing cookies.  They're Ruby Snap cookies.  


My husband got several of the cookies for his birthday one year, and fell in love with the lemon one.  He came home and  told me all about the cookie.  He was convinced I could try to recreate it with my lemon cake cookie recipe.  The secret was to add crushed Lemonheads to the recipe.    



I followed my husband's instructions, and made the cookies.  I also added a lemon glaze on top (you can never have too much lemon).  I was quite impressed with the results!  Not the original Ruby Snap cookie, but a new cookie in and of itself.  All thanks to my husband!  


The crushed Lemonheads add the perfect zing and chewy, crunchiness.  My only complaint about them is how terrible they stick to the pan.  I've tried spraying the pan between every batch, but it doesn't seem to help.  I don't own one, but maybe a Silpat would work.  I have found that if I get the cookies off of the baking sheet as quickly as I can,  then the Lemonheads don't have time to harden, and they come off easier.  


The recipe is really simple.  I got the basic cake cookie recipe from my cousin before I was even married.  You can use any flavor of cake mix, but for this recipe we're using lemon (obviously).



I put in 1/2  cup of crushed Lemonheads, but you can adjust it to your liking.  I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want less, but the more the merrier!  
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30 comments:

  1. We love anything lemon. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/03/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_19.html
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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    1. Hi, girls! Thanks so much for visiting, and for the invite. I'll head on over. Have a great day!

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Have a great week.
      Debi, Charly, Marci, and Suzan
      http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  2. Oh my goodness these look SO good! Just pinned them! Found you through Somewhat Simple!

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    1. I'm so glad you found me, Christy! Thanks for your kind comment. I promise these won't disappoint. Have a wonderful day and come by anytime!

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  3. Hello, yes. Those sound awesome, Brooke!

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    1. Hey, Mariel. Always fun to see you round my neck of the woods! If you're a lemon fan, these are perfect! Hope all's going well with your new babe. Enjoy your day!
      P.S. Thanks for the lunch lady peanut butter bar recipe. I LOVE those, but have never had a recipe for them.

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  4. I am a lemon lover and this sounds fun. May I suggest using parchment paper so your cookies won't stick. Since I have discovered it I use it for almost everything.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Ms Lemon! I'm using parchment next time. Thanks so much for visiting. Come back soon!

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    2. I was thinking parchment paper too, though I'll tell you I think I saw Lemonheads on an episode of Chopped and they didn't work in the food processor. :>) The only other problem with this recipe is not eating the whole batch at once, they sound AWESOME! (and hubs doesn't like lemon {crazy!} so they would be mine, all mine...)

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  5. I've been dreaming of these since you posted them earlier this week! Can't wait to make them!

    Katie at http://simplycleanliving.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad to hear someone else dreams of food! :) I promise you'll love them! Thanks for your comment. Enjoy your day!

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  6. We love anything lemon! We can't wait to try these lemonhead cookies! Have a great weekend. -The Six Sisters

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    1. Hello you darling sisters! I'm so excited to have you here! These are delicious. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll see you around (I'm a big of a Six Sisters stalker:)).

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  7. One of my favorite desserts is lemon bars so these look right up my alley!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise@blogspot.com

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    1. I love lemon bars too, Cathy. I'm always looking for ways to use lemon. These are a triple treat- lemon cookie, Lemonheads, and lemon glaze! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I sure appreciate it!

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  8. I've been on a lemon kick lately! Just made some lemon mini muffins with a lemon glaze. These cookies look A-mazing!
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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  9. Brooke your newest follower! Absolutely love the look of these Lemon Cookies! Your husband is a wise man, these look incredible! Will be adding them to my to do list! Look forward to following your future posts! Have a great week!

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  10. Yum, yum, yum! The drizzle looks divine! Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday!

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  11. Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipes @The Weekend re-Treat!
    You’ve been featured on today’s 25 Easter Dessert Idea’s post!

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi! We featured these yummy cookies on our link party. We hope you will stop by and grab a button!

    Have a beautiful Easter!
    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee's
    thebusybhive.blogspot.com

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  13. So... what is your method for crushing the lemonheads?

    I'm tired of messing around these days lol

    But would for these cookies, what a fun reminder or childhood.

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    1. I just put the Lemonheads in a baggie and pound them with a glass. A food processor would probably work well, but I hate getting mine all dirty for something I can do on my own. Thanks so much for visiting! Come back soon!

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  14. These look good! And I love your blog design...grey is definitely my new fav color...so stylish! You blog looks so professional! Found you via link party this afternoon and really enjoy your blog!
    Danielle@snipetsofinspiration.com

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    1. Hey, Danielle! You are too sweet! Thanks so much for your kind comment! You made my day. I promise these cookies are every bit as good as they look. I hope you try them out. Come back any time!

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  15. These are SO delicious. I made them today for my teenage boys and they were a huge hit. Thank you!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear they were a hit! They always are at our house. Thanks so much for visiting and for your comment. Come back any time!

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  16. Lemonheads aren't readily available in Canada, despite being made in Canada. (Figure that one out?) Anyway, I'm going to try these with candied ginger. I love the taste of lemon and ginger.

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    1. It tastes divine with finely chopped candied ginger.

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    2. So glad to hear it, Julie! Thanks so much for stopping back and letting me know. I can't wait to try the new variation! Have a wonderful day!

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